<p>Ever since President Trump came into office, investors thought they had the script figured out. The promise of deregulation, tax cuts, and fiscal stimulus would push the economy’s pedal to the metal, while Trump’s tough populist talk—and threats of new tariffs—would steer focus back onto U.S. stocks.</p>
Convenience drives American cuisine, and from her kitchen, Laura Barrett has put her own, more economical spin on the concept. Every couple of months, the stay-at-home mom spends two to three hours breading and frying chicken cutlets. It’s an upfront effort, yes, but one that makes life more convenient later on, as the family has a ready source of protein to build quick meals around for weeks to come. It’s also loads cheaper than buying takeout regularly.